Norman Lathrop Enterprises | Norman Lathrop Enterprises
Index To How To Do It Information
Lathrop Report On Newspaper Indexes
A profile of Norman Lathrop Enterprises
Last Updated
  Index Home  |   A-Z Subject Heading Guide    |   Keyword Search  |   Union List 

Detailed entries for one subject from the INDEX TO HOW TO DO IT INFORMATION.
Click on a see also (sa) or tracing (xx) to view detailed entries about a related subject.
The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
To obtain a copy of any magazine article contact your local public library or the publisher.

xx   BENCH
xx   TOOL

No-bull workbench. Base is built from 4x4s. Prelaminated maple bench top (62"x28"), vises and bench dog are purchased. Dog-hole strips are cut from maple and glued to front and back of bench top. Est cost: $650.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 46

Flattening a bench top with a hand jointer plane and advice on applying a protective finish afterward.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #32 May-Jun 1993 pg. 28

Sketch shows low, multi-purpose bench for a workshop. Instead of a top, the apron rails are grooved to hold adjustable supports.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 20

Plywood-top workbench. Supporting this non-traditional top of plywood edged in walnut (84"x30") is a well-crafted base of popular and walnut with an optional drawer and cabinet storage unit accessible from both sides of the bench.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 33
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #44 Apr 1995 pg. 6

Tip on determining the correct workbench height based on your height, your work and your physical condition.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 12

Mail-order workbenches. Selecting the factory-made model that is right for your shop. A related article looks at workbench accessories (vises, hold-downs and bench dogs).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #55 1997 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 8, 12

Build a better workbench. A full-featured bench that fits in a small shop and includes an iron vice with wooden cheeks, a built-in bench stop, panel stop, bench hook and cutting board.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #58 Apr 1997 pg. 36
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 8

Shop assembly table. Multi-purpose, mobile workstation has tilt out storage bins, drawers and cupboards, electrical outlets on each end and a solid, flat surface for assembly.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 75
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 12

Master woodworker Robert Whitley's workbench. This sturdy bench has a 3"x35"x76" top of edge-glued maple which overhangs each end by 10". The oak base has raised panels on the ends and back, nine drawers in the front and a 5" deep shelf beneath the top. A patternmaker's vise is on one end, a steel-face end vise on the other.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #65 Apr 1998 pg. 36

Fold-down workbench (30"x96") with hinged front legs attaches to a wall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #67 Aug 1998 pg. 30

Wedged-base workbench stand is rock solid, yet it knocks down quickly for moving.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 44

Collapsible workshop table features adjustable height, compensation for uneven floor, and easy storage. Work surface measures 26"x48" and consists of hardboard over MDF.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 120

Drop-leaf, roll-around worktable fits in tight spaces. Opens up to form a 4x7-ft. worksurface. Screw-on pipe legs give rigid support when opened.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #81 Aug 2000 pg. 62

Wall-hung workbench starts as a pre-hung, solid-core, flush-style door.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 34

The best workbench. Build a master's bench from ordinary 2x4s and plywood. It features a six-foot top, bench dogs, tool well, low-cost tail vise, huge face vise, and rigid base with large storage shelves.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #89 Oct 2001 pg. 33

Heavy-duty folding shop table won't wobble, sag or walk across the floor. Weighs 70 pounds. Overall dimensions: 30"x35"x34" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #93 Apr 2002 pg. 74

Photo shows workbench on casters with storage drawers, shelves, an electrical outlet and tool storage. Est. cost: $88.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 61

Basic workbench is 72"x24"x40" high and is made from plywood, pegboard, 1x2s, 1x4s, 2x4s, and doweling.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1972 (v.50#2) pg. N4 (104+)

Photo shows a garage workbench that includes 6 large drawers, nine small drawers, pegboard for hanging tools and storage shelves behind sliding doors. Est. cost: $50.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 56

Ten easy-to-build projects that provide storage space include a workbench built from 2x4s and plywood, with open shelves beneath the work surface.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 137

Plans are available to build this 2x8-ft. workbench which includes a covered 24" section that is desk height (for soldering and detail work), 6 drawers, 6-ft. of cupboards, and a tool storage rack for screwdrivers, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1976 (v.54#2) pg. 26

Six build-it-yourself storage units. (1) Pet food center, (2) work bench and shop center, (3) free-standing closet for cleaning materials, (4) projector stand and equipment storage cabinet, (5) wall-hung cabinet for ironing board and iron and (6) potting bench.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1977 (v.55#1) pg. 44

A homebuilt workbench and wall mounted tool storage unit. Bench is 36" high, 24" deep, 48" long with open shelves. Wall-mounted pegboard for hanging tools has a shelf built across the top.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1977 (v.55#1) pg. 45

Photo shows a wall-mounted workbench and roll-around tool storage companion. Plans must be ordered. Est. cost: $59.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 85

Photo shows an orderly workshop. 9-ft. workbench with small drawers and cupboards has a top made from 2x10s. A wall-mounted case above the bench has ample space for hanging tools.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1977 (v.55#9) pg. M6 (222+)

Rugged worktable with shelf underneath and a companion wall-hung storage cabinet and fluorescent light. Estimated cost: $145.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 99, 126

Tip: A 30"x48" worktable with storage compartments underneath is built from plywood and 2x4s. Est. cost: $40.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 70

Build a plywood workbench. Features a replaceable hardboard work surface, five storage drawers, and two storage cabinets with 40 cu.ft. of storage space. Overall dimensions: 26"x98"x42" tall.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1985 (v.63#2) pg. 94

Workbench (48"x24"x35" tall) and wall-hung storage center (48"x30"x12" deep) made from pine, particleboard, and hardboard. Est. cost: $98.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 113, 177

Build a workbench 12" wide and 36" long that can be adjusted in height. Unit can be used in a sitting, standing or kneeling position and is collapsible.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1971 (v.61#2) pg. 49

Rolling wonder. A convenient, portable workbench that can double as an outdoor entertainment cart.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP May 2000 (v.23#7) pg. 38

Workbench built from 2x4s, MDF, hardboard and pine features plenty of underneath storage and a replaceable hardboard top (24"x48").
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Summer 2001 (v.24#9) pg. 42

The ultimate European-style workbench. Features include hand-cut dovetails, two vises, removable board jack, 10 built-in tool storage drawers, maple, basswood and walnut construction, etc.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 2002 (v.26#1) pg. 40

Combination router bench, workbench, and storage cabinet. Top work surface measures 60"x36". Features storage drawers and cabinets, plus a pegboard tool holder. Est. cost: $150.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1980 (v.3#4) pg. 10

Tip: How to add wheels to one end of a heavy workbench to make it easier to roll around, but which still allow it to rest firmly on the floor.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1982 (v.5#8) pg. 5

Traditional cabinetmaker's workbench. Part 1. Features tail vise, tool tray, holes for bench dogs, etc. Top made of 6-ft. long, 3" thick maple. Est. cost: $400.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1983 (v.6#5) pg. 32

Traditional cabinetmaker's workbench. Part 2. Bench top and vises.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1983 (v.6#6) pg. 34

Traditional cabinetmaker's workbench. Part 3. Using the bench for clamping.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1983 (v.6#7) pg. 34

Build a "finishing cabinet" for your workshop. Large doors conceal shelves in the base of this unit. Top measures 24"x48". Built from plywood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1984 (v.7#7) pg. 19, 29

Between-the-studs fold-away work table and storage space.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1986 (v.9#5) pg. 32

Ideas for constructing a workbench that can be assembled with carriage bolts so it can be dismantled.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1992 (v.15#5) pg. 15

Space maker, an organizer for the garage. Two rolling carts (one for garden supplies and another for recycling) are housed under a workbench. Shelves support one end of the bench top, which has a metalworking vise, a woodworking vise and benchstops.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1993 (v.16#10) pg. 30

Strong, steady workbench is great for a beginner, yet versatile enough for an experienced woodworker. Features a tool well that runs the entire 60" length of the bench.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1994 (v.17#12) pg. 51

Workbench built from scrap. Base is a wooden cable spool. Top is framed in 2x4s and surfaced with plywood or strand board.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.80#5) pg. 72

Vest-pocket workbench. Compact unit (18" deep, 36" wide, 70" high) includes four drawers and 2 cupboards in the base, a butcher block work surface and a top section of pegboard for hanging tools.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 1 1980 (v.93#2) pg. 54

Custom workbench includes a permanent home for a radial arm saw, dust control, large work surface made from laminated 2x2s, a large storage shelf below, and two large storage drawers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #92 Jun 1966 (v.16#3) pg. 44

A built-in workbench and tool storage cabinet which is good looking enough to install in a finished basement recreation room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #102 Feb 1968 (v.18#1) pg. 38

Easy-to-build workbench. Unit is 8-ft. long, 22" deep and 30" high, with four drawers and four storage compartments.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #131 Dec 1971 (v.21#9) pg. 34

A workbench you can build in 3 hours from two sheets of plywood. Bench top is 60"x30" and sits on top of two supports for easy portability. Est. cost: $40.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #181 May-Jun 1977 (v.27#4) pg. 46

A comparative look at what's available in "old-world" workbenches.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #194 Nov-Dec 1978 (v.28#9) pg. 54

Mini-workbench to build. Can be disassembled for storage. The 18"x36" top is particle board set in a 1x4 frame. Legs are built from 1x4 pine and support a 35"x15" lower shelf. Unit assembles with machine bolts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #198 Apr 1979 (v.29#4) pg. 62

How to end workbench clutter by attaching tools like a vise or miterbox to heavy-duty hinges and fastening them to the edge of the workbench. They can be swung underneath when not in use in order to clear the entire work surface.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #203 Nov 1979 (v.29#9) pg. 50

Build this rugged workbench for years of service. Frame made from 2x4 and 4x4 stock. Top is double thickness of plywood. Features storage shelf, tool rack and bench stop with vise.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #224 Dec 1981 (v.31#10) pg. 18

Tips on choosing a workbench to fit your needs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #227 Mar 1982 (v.32#3) pg. 108

Build a three shelf roll around cart for use in shop or garage. Est. cost: $15.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #228 Apr 1982 (v.32#4) pg. 114

Organize your shop with this mobile workcenter. A three-piece workbench ensemble including (1) master workbench, (2) tool caddy, and (3) clamp-on bench. Built of wood and pegboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #234 Dec 1982 (v.32#10) pg. 24

Workbench built from particle board and 2x4s. Top measures 80"x28".
FAMILY HANDYMAN #254 Dec 1984 (v.34#10) pg. 36

Garage wall bench has ten square feet of work surface. The bench folds up into the wall when not needed. Two galvanized pipes (legs) support the bench top when opened. Overall dimensions: 72" tall, 48" wide, 10" deep. Est. cost: $50.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #254 Dec 1984 (v.34#10) pg. 40

Tip: Use melted paraffin to form a smooth surface on a particle board workbench.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #262 Oct 1985 (v.35#8) pg. 10

European-style workbench is designed to give you everything you demand in a workbench including heavy duty vises that work in concert with bench dogs, a storage cabinet that incorporates drawers for hand tool storage, and good looks. The top is made from a commercially available laminated butcher block top.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #263 Nov 1985 (v.35#9) pg. 64

A quick-building fold-up workbench with tool storage attaches to a wall. Storage area measures 48"x24"x10" deep. Front opens to form a 24"x48" workbench. Est. cost: $45.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #286 Feb 1988 (v.38#2) pg. 40

Wordless Workshop shows how to mount a temporary worktable surface on an ironing board.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #320 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.41#7) pg. 79

Setting up a workshop. (1) Building a workbench with a 24"x60" work surface. Includes two shelves for storage and a 21"x28"x23" compartment to hold a shop vacuum. (2) Wall-hung shelving for storage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #323 Nov-Dec 1991 (v.41#10) pg. 67

The best workbench. A big L-shaped workbench that can be customized. All 2x4s and plywood for frames and legs are cut at once and then assembled easily. Basic workbench is 29" deep and has shelves and drawers to hold tools. One section features an adjustable, drop-in section for bench-top tools. Corner shelves feature lazy susans. There is an open space to store a shop vacuum and an extension table with folding metal legs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 38

Speedy way to build a wobble-free workbench or tool base by screwing together twelve 1"x4" boards.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 18

Woodworking bench (30"x60"x36" high) is built from solid maple. It has a front vise, an end vise used with bench dogs and a tool tray across the back. Est. cost: $450.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 84

Super shelving for a garage. Combination shelf storage and workbench unit fills a wall from floor to ceiling. Vinyl-coated particleboard is used for the shelves. Workbench made of plywood. Triangular supports attached to the wall studs support the shelves and bench.. Est. cost: $100.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #370 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.46#7) pg. 74

Easy-to-build and easily customized workbench includes a folding extension table, peg-board sliders, drawers, lazy Susan storage, a power tool drop-in and table saw roll-around.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 62

Wordless Workshop shows how to create a fold-down worktable in a garage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #376 Mar 1997 (v.47#3) pg. 60

Fold-up workbench with a sturdy vise on the end is fitted between the open studs of a garage wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #384 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.48#1) pg. 108

Build a speedy, wobble-free workbench or power tool base by screwing together twelve 1x4 boards in three-way overlaps at each corner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #385 Feb 1998 (v.48#2) pg. 62

Wall-hung, fold-down workbench is made from a flush interior door.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #391 Sep 1998 (v.48#8) pg. 63

Knock-down workbench or assembly table consists of two sawhorses, four 2x4s and a sheet of plywood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #395 Feb 1999 (v.49#2) pg. 18

Perfect all-purpose utility bench. Sturdy, wall-mounted unit with a 24"x48" top is made from plywood and 2x4s. The triangular support brackets do not take up any floor space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #402 Oct 1999 (v.49#9) pg. 64

Lightweight portable workbench is ideal for holding work that is being drilled, cut or nailed. Top is a 3-ft. piece of 1x12 stock. Bench stands 20" tall and has a built-in tool tray. Est. cost: $10.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 14

Folding workbench uses glued-on gussets for strength and rigidity. The folding frame and legs are built from 1x4 pine. The removable top is laminated plywood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 16

Site-built workbenches that are easy to make and simplify many jobs. (1) Carpenter's bench. (2) Door bench. (3) Panel-cutting table (grid).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 64
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 6

An elegant folding workbench is as versatile as the famous Swiss army knife. Features two sliding tables, adjustable outfeed rollers, bench dogs, two built-in vises, hold-down clamps, etc. Built of oak and common hardware. It folds up to 24"x48"x18".
FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 63

Design and instructions for building your own large, heavy, and versatile old-world style workbench, the kind you would pay over $500 for commercially. Work surface is over 5-ft. long and features 2 built-in vises. Est. cost: $100.
FINE WOODWORKING #4 Fall 1976 pg. 40
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #6 Spring 1977 pg. 18

A basic workbench for the serious woodworker includes these features: bench hook, pivoting front jaw for vise, flush mounted adjustable bench stop, tilting vise, bench jack, hooked wedge with rail, plus other features. Top measures 36"x72".
FINE WOODWORKING #16 May-Jun 1979 pg. 72

John Burrowes describes his first workshop. It consisted of a piece of 4x6 with a bench screw vise in the middle. This "bench" was suspended across a stairwell or supported by 4 dowels (sawhorse fashion) when in use.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 36

Softwood workbench features three leg vises and three rows of dog holes. Built from fir 2x4s and 4x4s. Top measures 60"x27". Estimated cost: $100.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 66

Double-top workbench features four rows of dog holes, a center tool well and three vises. Work surface is a full 28" wide. Design is essentially the Scandinavian-style cabinetmakers bench.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 70

Island-type workbench features a 40"x64" top, end vise with two rows of bench dog holes, 18 storage drawers, a storage cabinet and pegboard end panels for hanging tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 88

Outdoor workbench is made from a tree section and a pipe clamp.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 10

Laying veneer. Includes details of a combination veneer press and woodworking bench.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 37
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 4

A classic workbench (joiner's workbench) is outfitted with shoulder and tail vises and steel dogs. Overall dimensions: 84"x38". Features a large tool tray.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 62

Combination workbench and lathe stand. The workbench top swings up to reveal the lathe which is then raised up into working position. Lathe tools and accessories are stored on the bottom of the raised workbench top.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 70

Body mechanics and the trestle workbench. How to construct and use a Japanese trestle workbench.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 82

18th-century workbench. A reproduction of Jacques-Andre Roubo's bench serves a modern joiner.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 66
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 20

Tip: Use 1/8"-thick rubber carpet pad to protect workbench top and keep work from slipping.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 12

An easy-to-build workbench features bolted butt joints for rigid construction and ease of disassembly.
FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 60

Cabinetmaker's assembly table. A large work surface (4x8-ft.) features torsion-box construction, casters and brakes for positioning, and a working height of 20".
FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 38

Knockdown workbench with a large top (4x8-ft.) is made from three sheets of inexpensive plywood.
FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 14

How to flatten a large laminated tabletop or bench top using only a router.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 12

Power-tool workbench. Features plywood construction, lots of cubby holes for storing hand power tools, removable bench slave for holding long work pieces, round bench dogs, and two vises. Overall dimensions: 96"x29"x37" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 76

Advice on correct height of workbench to help prevent back problems.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 12
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 6

Workbenches in the Shaker tradition. Timber framed base delivers strength and flexible storage. Top measures 38"x114". Base includes frame-and-panel doors on cabinets plus large storage drawers.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 89

Low assembly bench (only 24" high) features four tail vises made from Pony #53 double-pipe clamps. Built from eight 8-ft 2x4s.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 42

Retracting shop table is made from an old flush door and stores against a wall when not in use.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 36

Rules of thumb for determining the best workbench height, weight, size, ... for various procedures.
FINE WOODWORKING #132 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 92

Wall-hung fold-up workbench is built from 2x6, 2x4, and 4x4 lumber and is very sturdy even under heavy loads.
FINE WOODWORKING #136 May-Jun 1999 pg. 18

New-fangled workbench. Make an inexpensive bench that's as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife from six pipe clamps and some dressed framing lumber.
FINE WOODWORKING #139 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 98

How to build a jewelry craftsman's workbench. Work top is a double thickness of particleboard, 24"x48", with drawers and shelves underneath. A raised back with shelf space for small parts racks stands 25" above the work top. Wheels on the legs at one end make the bench movable by one person.
GEMS & MINERALS #501 Jul 1979 pg. 38

Portable electronics workshop is a flat work surface (32"x25") with sloping sides, a closed back, and a narrow shelf along the back. Designed to be used by placing on another table. Easily removed and stored when no longer needed.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Sep 1988 (v.5#9) pg. 33

A strong and steady workbench to build. Top is made from 2x4 pine with a front-edge vise and holes for bench stops. The base is a two-shelf cabinet, closed on the back and ends.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 66

Ten pages of ideas and designs for workbenches and storage units.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Nov 1963-Feb 1964 pg. 20

Workbench mounted on wall can be collapsed into wall cabinet.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Nov 1963-Feb 1964 pg. 52

Work surfaces that work. Ideas for surface coverings that are ideal for kitchen, shop, art room, ... when performing various different tasks.
HOME MECHANIX #696 Apr 1986 (v.82) pg. 64

Ideas to improve your workshop. (1) Low-cost workbench. (2) Step-ups for children. (3) Potting tray. (4) 3 ways to hang drawers. (5) Assembly/cutting table.
HOME MECHANIX #696 Apr 1986 (v.82) pg. 70

Basic workbench you can build with handtools. Bench top is 60"x24" and sits on a 2-door cabinet base. Shelving unit or tool rack can be built for the back. Est. cost: $75.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 88

Build a fold-away workbench. A solid-core door is hinged to a wall and is supported by a pair of swing-out legs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1980 (v.5#5) pg. 101

Basic carpentry. Part 1. Build a general utility workbench from 2x4s and plywood. Top measures 2x4-feet.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 98

Build your own jeweler's workbench. Dimensions: 39" wide, 38" tall, 20" deep. Built of plywood and incorporates a multi-drawer storage cabinet. Est. cost: $27.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #531 Jan 1982 pg. 65

Building a large, sturdy, long work table (4x16-ft) for aircraft construction. Built from plywood, 2x6s and 2x4s.
KITPLANES Oct 1995 (v.12#10) pg. 59

Basic jeweler's workbench is made from plywood and pine.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1982 (v.36#3) pg. 636

Stamping bench for a leathercrafter. Built from 4x4 stock, it is sturdy enough to hold a heavy piece of headstone material.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.3#5) pg. 18

A 6 ft. workbench on casters with lots of storage.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #417 Feb 1963 (v.59) pg. 102

Sturdy bench features solid oak frame.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #431 Apr 1964 (v.60) pg. 104

A sturdy 6x2 ft. workbench built in one weekend. Four legs and the frame are built from 2x4s. Top is Masonite over two pieces pf 3/4" plywood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #452 Jan 1966 (v.62) pg. 124

Modular workbench has a top build of 2x4s, 2x4 legs, open and closed storage cabinets, and wall-hung tool rack.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #494 Jul 1969 (v.65) pg. 58

Fold-down workbench with pegboard backstop requires only 3" of depth when closed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #501 Feb 1970 (v.66) pg. 136

Superbench, a workbench that is 2 ft. wide and 14 ft. long with 16 drawers and 2 large compartments.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #505 Jun 1970 (v.66) pg. 96

Build a basic workbench with a shelf underneath. Bench is held together by threaded rod, nuts, bolts, and pieces of black pipe to allow for easy disassembly.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #507 Aug 1970 (v.66) pg. 72

Basic 2x4 workbench. Top is made of 2x4 stock, held together by threaded rods and nuts. base has two drawers and a two-door cabinet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #516 May 1971 (v.67) pg. 99

Make your own portable workbench. This 42" wide bench features a large drawer and 3 lower compartments for storage. Rolls forward out of a closet for use. Auxiliary storage on simple shelves is built into closet. Louvered door on closet conceals the bench and storage when not in use.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #581 Oct 1976 (v.72) pg. 136

A big, sturdy workbench you can build. Bench has a top surface built from 2x4s with two built-in vises. Top has two series of holes for bench dogs. Base has 3 drawers and 2 cupboards.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #584 Jan 1977 (v.73) pg. 88

How to build a workbench with an underbench organizer for power tools. Rows of electrical outlets are located in the center of the tent-shaped organizer.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #588 May 1977 (v.73) pg. 142

Make your own super scot workbench. A deluxe woodworker's bench. Features a large top (25"x74") with three rows of bench dog holes. Cabinet underneath has a lot of storage in drawers and lockers. Est. cost: $260.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #599 Apr 1978 (v.74) pg. 126

A fold-up workbench. A 24"x49" workbench, with legs and top made from plywood, and a frame of 2x4s, folds up flat against the wall when not needed. Est. cost: $30.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #601 Jun 1978 (v.74) pg. 94

A "Murphy bench" for woodworkers. A cabinet (78" tall, 41" wide, 16" deep) opens up to reveal a 36"x41" work counter and a lot of storage with adjustable shelves. Built from 3 sheets of 3/4" plywood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #645 Feb 1982 (v.78) pg. 66

The hidden workshop that doubles as a buffet. Two hinged-together boxes are mounted on casters. In its unfolded open position against a wall, the unit functions as a buffet or sideboard for serving or display. When folded together and latched, it is a 30"x48" butcher-block work surface which provides access to the tools through doors on both sides.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #668 Jan 1984 (v.80) pg. 40

Multifaceted workbench. X-shaped base features built-in storage drawers and sides made from perforated hardboard ("Pegboard") to provide lots of space for hanging tools. The top is two thicknesses of 3/4" plywood (4x4-ft).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 172

Fold-away workbench, 8.75 ft. long, closes up to a depth of 2 ft. Open, it will hold a full 4x8 ft. sheet of plywood. Includes tilt-out bins in the bottom and a 3x8 ft. pegboard rack for holding tools. Uprights on the back create a storage space for wood stock.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #92 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 124

Movable workbench. Workbench on casters, with many storage drawers, tool storage doors, built-in vise, kick-stands to hold bench securely while in use, etc. Top measures 32"x62". Est. cost: $350.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1981 (v.2#9) pg. 51

Plans for a sturdy hardwood workbench which is 79" long, 27" wide and 38" high. Bench has 4 storage drawers. Est. cost: $47.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1977 (v.24#4) pg. 86

Knock-down workbench has two work levels.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1965 (v.22#1) pg. 82

Home maintenance center with folding bench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1963 (v.119#6) pg. 122

Three-way workbench, desk and dining table. Consists of a flush door covered with plastic laminate and sitting on two fiber drums.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1967 (v.128#1) pg. 136

A 6-ft. long workbench and tool storage panels fold up into a closet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1967 (v.128#6) pg. 138

Combination tool stand and workbench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1968 (v.130#3) pg. 140

Heavy-duty workbench is a combination of steel and Masonite. Includes an electric receptical and a hold-down.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1970 (v.134#4) pg. 162

Cabinet workbench for the small shop. Unit is 36" high and 30" wide. Top is made from double-thick plywood. Makes a good radial arm saw stand without the bench top.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1971 (v.136#6) pg. 132

A model maker's workbench. A 17"x30" top with a 17"x12" dropleaf on one end. Fourteen shallow drawers hold tools. Small metal lathe, vise and larger tools store in the roomy bottom compartment where they sit directly on the floor. Unit is 27" high. Built mostly of 1/2" plywood. Est. cost: $27.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1972 (v.137#2) pg. 124

Updated version of a workbench and tool storage cabinet first featured in 1951. Bench top has 1,100 square inches of space, a wide shaving trough, two vises, bench dogs and lots of closed storage (both shelf and drawer) below. Wall cabinet has 12 drawers and tool racks covered with sliding doors. Overhead lighting and plastic laminate on door fronts make a good looking combination.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 166

The elegant workshop of Fred Hale of Winchester, Virginia, is featured. Plans for his 13-drawer oak and maple workbench with raised panel sides and decoratively-routed drawer fronts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1972 (v.138#4) pg. 85

Build a tailgate workbench for your station wagon or pickup. Unit is bolted to the inside surface of the tailgate, providing a work surface 45" long by 12" wide. Tool storage can be created in the 10" between base and top surface.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. 67

Build a mobile workbench-in-a-cart. Cart is a purchased metal serving cart mounted on casters. Side and back panels of perforated hardboard are added for tool storage. Tool chest and small drawer cabinets are placed on the shelves for additional storage. Gooseneck lamp and duplex outlet are mounted on the cart for light and power.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1973 (v.140#3) pg. 162

Sketch and dimensions for a 60" long bench that is built from both 7/8" and 1-1/8" stock, set at right angles for the top, to make a very sturdy unit.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1974 (v.141#5) pg. 12

Roll around automobile tune-up bench is built of bolt-together angle iron, some pegboard for the back, and hardboard for the shelves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1975 (v.143#4) pg. 105

Old-world workbenches, the "ultimate" shop tool. A review of those fancy imported workbenches which do many things for the serious woodworker, plus a design for building your own sturdy wooden bench incorporating many of the best features.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1976 (v.145#3) pg. 124

Lazy-susan worktable is built from a wooden stool, a length of pipe, a circular top, and the tail-stop from a pipe clamp. The pipe is passed through the stool seat and fastened to the circular top. Top rotates and adjusts up and down.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1980 (v.153#3) pg. 174

Master craftsman's workbench with built-in pegboard tool storage rack, Built from 2x4s with 4x4 legs. Top is covered with oak flooring. Features built-in vise and storage. Smaller version suitable for a child is also shown.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 112

Three mobile automobile service "islands" (roll around tool carts) you can build for under $100.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1981 (v.156#4) pg. 122

Build a classic European style workbench. Features a built-in tail vise, front vise, dog-holes, heavy maple construction, etc. Est. cost: $400.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1981 (v.156#5) pg. 126

Pattern for a lightweight, portable workbench made from plywood and a wooden door. Top measures 24"x60".
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1982 (v.157#2) pg. 169

Quick workbench cleanup. A tilt-out bin, lined with a paper sack, speeds the cleanup of a workbench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1982 (v.157#6) pg. 140

Build PM's garage workbench which is designed specifically for auto work. Features sturdy wood construction, an aluminum top to repel oil and metal storage drawers. Top measures 32"x88".
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1982 (v.158#4) pg. 128

Build the master craftsman's woodworking center. Two cabinets (a portable tool center and deluxe assembly bench) can turn your workshop into a dream shop. Built from white ash and plywood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1982 (v.158#5) pg. 104

Compact, customized workbench you can build. Combine steel legs with a butcher block top, hardboard sides and sliding doors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1984 (v.161#1) pg. 114

Modular workbench has swing-over top and two-position drop leaf. It can be used either in compact or extended form, depending on the size of your job. Basic size is 24" wide, 24" deep, 33" tall. Includes a storage drawer, storage cabinet and pegboard tool holder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1985 (v.162#7) pg. 106

Build a flat, stable workbench for your shop. Designed around a torsion-box top, it will rival the best traditional benches for flatness and strength. Overall dimensions: 32" wide, 34" high, 84" long.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1987 (v.164#7) pg. 116

Utility workbench (30"x60"x34" high) is built from 2x4s, plywood, and hardboard.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1991 (v.168#11) pg. 68

Build an elegant European-style woodworking bench which features a laminated top, tail vise, shoulder vise, and bench dog holes. Overall dimensions: 34"x87"x36" high.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1991 (v.168#11) pg. 103

Bonus workbench. Sturdy bench is equipped with drawers, cabinets and tilt-out compartments to store tools and supplies. Overall dimensions: 28"x58"x35" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1995 (v.172#11) pg. 110

Simple bench features a long top.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1964 (v.184#4) pg. 146

Work center for portable power tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1964 (v.184#6) pg. 114

Under-bench storage drawers roll on wheels.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1964 (v.185#4) pg. 198

Four way workbench features sturdy work top, slide-out scrap bin, roll-around glue and saw bench, and fold-away wood lathe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1965 (v.186#2) pg. 180

Lock-up workbench protects your tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1965 (v.187#5) pg. 164

Living room workbench looks like decorative cabinet when not in use. Uses plastic enclosures to control sawdust when being used. Built of plywood. Closed cabinet measures 25"x36"x36".
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 124

Fold-away workbench for a garage. Plywood and 2x4 construction. Est. cost: $10.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1966 (v.189#3) pg. 149

Power-tool workbench. Built mostly from 3/4" plywood, this bench features locking cabinets and five working heights for stand-up or sit-down working.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1967 (v.190#4) pg. 178

Workbench with slatted top allows debris to fall through bench top into a recepticle.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1968 (v.193#5) pg. 54

A 2x4x6-ft. high storage cabinet on casters with adjustable shelves. Unit opens and divides in two to support a workbench between them. Useful for a small house or apartment.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1971 (v.198#4) pg. 98

Three-part workbench features (1) radial saw stand, (2) power tools storage cabinet and (3) chest for hand tools with 7 color-coded drawers. Built mostly of plywood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 88

Your pick of two plywood work centers. (1) Two floor-to-ceiling storage shelf units are hinged to fold flat against the wall. When swung out, a workbench hinged on the wall between them drops down to form a U-shaped work area. Can be installed in a garage where space is at a premium. (2) An 8-ft. long bench features four roll-out bins underneath. Each bin can be equipped with shelves or compartments for tool storage. Also features an open storage cabinet which mounts on wall over bench.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1976 (v.209#5) pg. 114

Fold-down, wall-hung workbench complete with full-width vise. Winning design in 6th annual plywood design competition.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1982 (v.221#2) pg. 94

Rolling workbench (assembly bench) is designed to fit around a chest-style freezer when the freezer is not open.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1983 (v.222#4) pg. 166

Combination tool chest and workbench for the "driveway mechanic" folds up and telescopes into a handy 2-wheel cart you can roll into the garage when finished. Made from 1.5 sheets of plywood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1983 (v.223#2) pg. 90

Organize your garage with waferboard. Build storage cabinets, shelves and a workbench from waferboard. You can even panel your garage walls with this inexpensive material.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1984 (v.225#3) pg. 102

Build the "ultimate" workbench. Two units with 28"x60" maple tops are designed to flank a radial arm or bench saw. Features include casters, portable tool caddy, slide-through drawers, built-in shop vac, two vises, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1987 (v.231#3) pg. 76

Three workbenches which look like furniture when not in use. (1) Oak sideboard (59"x23"x32" tall). (2) Contemporary secretary-style unit (33"x33"x44" tall). (3) Beginner's bench with lockable casters (36"x24"x30" tall). All units feature a lot of storage space in drawers and cupboards. Built mostly of plywood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1989 (v.234#1) pg. 84

New concept workbench. A review of the Craftsman "ShopBench-1" pre-built bench-in-a-box.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #93 Nov 1996 (v.16#5) pg. 20

Bulletproof bench. A workbench that combines the best of European and patternmakers' benches. It has a row of dog holes in the thick maple top, a tail vise on one end and a patternmaker's vise on the front. A cabinet with four drawers and a two-door cupboard is mounted beneath the bench.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #97 Jul 1997 (v.17#3) pg. 62, 67, Insert

School-shop style of woodworking bench features a 28"x56" top with a tool tray and 10 large storage drawers in the front. Reprinted from a post-World War II issue of The Deltagram.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #110 Sep 1999 (v.19#4) pg. 20

Build a workbench with a slotted angle iron frame and wooden top. Includes a storage shelf above the bench.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER #789 Jun-Jul 1966 (v.20#3) pg. 76

Sturdy, easy-to-build bench will last for years.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1964 (v.35#10) pg. 103

Traditional-style workbench features a knock-down base and optional vises. The 25"x62" top is fabricated of wooden strips attached to a plywood back. It can also be made of hardboard to allow for easy replacement.
SHOPNOTES #7 Jan 1993 (v.2) pg. 16

Heavy-duty workbench is built from medium-density fiberboard and Douglas Fir. Features bench dog holes, vise, and an enclosed storage cabinet in the base. Overall dimensions: 36"Hx60"Wx24"D.
SHOPNOTES #24 Nov 1995 (v.4) pg. 16

Project assembly table has a work surface that adjusts in height from 21" to 30" off the floor. Wings (11"x 35") on each side almost double the 35" square top. A 35" square storage shelf is mounted just above the castered feet.
SHOPNOTES #30 Nov 1996 (v.5) pg. 4

Small workbench (24"x30") with two vises. The two parts of the bench top double as a front vise. The end vise is a long vertical arm that pivots on a stretcher and moves the clamp head toward the fixed top. The top includes holes for bench dogs. Four drawers and a two-door storage compartment are in a removable box beneath the worktop.
SHOPNOTES #30 Nov 1996 (v.5) pg. 16, 24

Utility workbench incorporates a metal-covered top, storage drawers, and inexpensive construction. Overall dimensions: 68"x27"x34" tall).
SHOPNOTES #46 Jul 1999 (v.8) pg. 16

One workhorse of a workbench. This heavy-duty, versatile model features a pair of vises, knock-down construction, and a choice of two tops. Overall dimensions: 20"x44"x33" tall.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #47 Sep 1995 (v.8#5) pg. 18, Insert

Modular workbench group. Includes a drawer bridge and roll-around cabinet, scrap bin/storage drawer unit, multi-tool storage unit, wall-hung tool-storage rack, and workbench top (26"x76") supported by two cabinets featuring 13 drawers of various depths and an open cabinet with 4 adjustable shelves.
WOOD MAGAZINE #4 Apr 1985 (v.2#2) pg. 38

Workbench is equipped with end vise, tool tray, bench dogs, and a sturdy base. Top measures 52"x25". Est. cost: $50.
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 30

Attach a small, sturdy table to the support posts (lally posts) often found in basement workshops. Table is built from laminated 2x4s.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 17

Labor-of-love workbench. Keep the base simple or add drawers and doors. Features a large 30"x60" worktop, a bench-dog-and-vise system and a board jack.
WOOD MAGAZINE #37 Sep 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 46, 86

Workhorse of a workbench. Sturdy base is built from straight-grained pine 2x10s using mortise-and-tenon joinery. The bench top (30"x60") is built from laminated maple and includes bench dogs and a bench vise.
WOOD MAGAZINE #54 Sep 1992 (v.9#6) pg. 64

Drop-leaf mobile workbench for a garage workshop is both sturdy and loaded with storage compartments. The open top measures 58"x36".
WOOD MAGAZINE #72 Sep 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 46

Wall-mounted plywood worktable folds down against the wall when not in use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 28
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #94 Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 6

How to flatten an uneven workbench top using a router and simple jig.
WOOD MAGAZINE #80 Aug 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 10

Woodworking benches. A buyer's guide and user test of nine traditional cabinetmaker's workbenches priced from $170 to $1350.
WOOD MAGAZINE #80 Aug 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 44

Space-saving workbench. Wall-hung bench (88"x21") features a knee-hole center section flanked by two roll-around tool storage cabinets.
WOOD MAGAZINE #91 Oct 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 48

Fold-down bench top built from a solid-core exterior door is attached to the wall on one end and has hinged legs on the opposite end.
WOOD MAGAZINE #94 Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 14

Full-service workbench. Part 1. How to build the laminated bench top and two end cabinets, one with six drawers and a second one with two drawers and an open section that includes a pivot-jaw vise that mounts on the bottom side of the bench top.
WOOD MAGAZINE #102 Winter 1997 (v.14#9) pg. 56

Sturdy worktable (24"x48") with a melamine-covered top is supported by two sawhorses and stores away when not needed.
WOOD MAGAZINE #133 May-Jun 2001 (v.18#4) pg. 28

Dust-defying side-draft workbench. A powerful airflow conquers dust at the source. Sanding dust is captured using a blower installed in one-half of the base unit of this sturdy workbench.
WOOD MAGAZINE #133 May-Jun 2001 (v.18#4) pg. 72
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 14

One-day workbench is constructed from particleboard. The base uses slot-together panels, but is very rigid when assembled. Can be built as a corner or straight bench.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 82

Shop cart rolls around on casters, has 8 storage drawers, 3 storage compartments and a built-in work support for use when cutting long stock on a table saw. Built mostly of plywood.
WOODSMITH #13 Jan 1981 pg. 14

A classic bench. A woodworker's basic tool. SPECIAL ISSUE gives complete instructions for making a sturdy bench which includes adjustable bench dogs, front vise, tool tray and holder, optional under-bench storage cabinet, etc. Overall dimensions: 30" deep, 65" long, 34" high. Working surface: 18" deep x 65" long.
WOODSMITH #50 Apr 1987 pg. 4
Correction WOODSMITH #51 Jun 1987 pg. 23
Added Info WOODSMITH #53 Oct 1987 pg. 3
Added Info WOODSMITH #54 Dec 1987 pg. 3

Simple joint for joining stretchers to legs on tool stands and benches made from 2x4's. Uses a long bolt, nut, and half-circle wood plug.
WOODSMITH #55 Feb 1988 pg. 3

Sturdy workbench has a base made from 2x4's and a solid-core door (30"x80") for a top. Three drawers and a bottom shelf provide storage.
WOODSMITH #66 Dec 1989 pg. 4

Classic workbench. Solid laminated top (62"x23"x3.5" thick) features a vise and bench dog holes. It is supported by an enclosed base with a large storage drawer and two pull-out tool trays.
WOODSMITH #100 Aug 1995 (v.17) pg. 6, 14

Tip shows how to make an assembly table with hinged legs so the height can be adjusted.
WOODSMITH #105 Jun 1996 (v.18) pg. 4

Tip: Make interchangeable tops for your workbench from plywood and surface them as appropriate for the job. Use magnetic catches to keep the top securely attached.
WOODWORK #1 Spring 1989 pg. 6

Movable workbench (30"x96") features several pegboard tool panels in the base which pull out and pivot to access the tools.
WOODWORK #4 Winter 1989 pg. 20

Tip on making a removable, floor-mounted pedestal work table that allows 360-degree access.
WOODWORK #10 Summer 1991 pg. 24

Tip on adding casters to move a heavy workbench. The casters can be raised or lowered using a wrench.
WOODWORK #29 Oct 1994 pg. 14

A sturdy workbench features a frame made of 4x4 stock, a laminated top made from 2x3 stock, three leg vises, and bench dog holes. Est. cost: $150.
WOODWORK #34 Aug 1995 pg. 42

Workbench, built in a weekend, is made using only a few simple tools and common material (plywood and pine construction lumber). Top, ends and center of base are built as torsion boxes to resist twisting and racking. Top includes a tool tray, dog block and tail vise.
WOODWORK #41 Oct 1996 pg. 60

Sizing sawing board arrangement for the Unitop, a bench top designed to be fitted to a desk top for use as a small workbench.
WOODWORKER #1013 Apr 1978 (v.82) pg. 5 (164+)
Added Info WOODWORKER #1019 Oct 1978 (v.82) pg. 461

Build your own workbench out of wood, plus several accessories, including a bench hook, miter box, shooting board, and cradle.
WOODWORKER #1022 Jan 1979 (v.83) pg. 19

Making miniature tools. Part 2. Construction of a miniature workbench and toolbox. Includes information on constructing a full-size version of the bench.
WOODWORKER #1027 Jun 1979 (v.83) pg. 309

Woodworker's bench made from European beech. Features sturdy construction, two vices, and tool trough. Top measures 60"x21". Bench stands 34" tall.
WOODWORKER #1035 Feb 1980 (v.84) pg. 80

Blocks of wood, attached with hinges to the bottom of workbench legs, allow the bench to be used at two different heights.
WOODWORKER #1039 Jun 1980 (v.84) pg. 358

Sturdy workbench features sloped back legs (for extra stability) and a large, removable tool-well. Top measures 72"x32" with tool-well and 72"x16" without.
WOODWORKER #1095 Feb 1985 (v.89) pg. 106

Workbench of the future. Five winning designs are illustrated. Many of the ideas could be incorporated into your own bench.
WOODWORKER #1117 Dec 1986 (v.90#12) pg. 1026

Sturdy woodworking bench features built-in storage drawers and cabinets. Overall dimensions: 1680mm long, 770mm wide, 900mm tall (66"x30"x35").
WOODWORKER Oct 1987 (v.91#10) pg. 878

Tip: Use a turnbuckle and wire (or chain) to anchor a workbench or tool stand securely to the floor.
WOODWORKER Aug 1988 (v.92#8) pg. 707

A portable yet sturdy workbench. The frame is hinged to fold flat and the bench top folds down to about half size. Features a center-mounted vise and a large storage shelf. Overall dimensions (open): 1440mmx806mmx805mm tall (57"x32"x32"). Overall dimensions (closed): 1440mmx384mmx805mm tall (57"x15"x32").
WOODWORKER Oct 1988 (v.92#10) pg. 882

Workbench. Part 1. Approaching the bench. Design considerations for one of the most overlooked tools. Includes suggested dimensions and joinery for a sturdy woodworking bench equipped with an end vise, bench dogs, and quick-action vise.
WOODWORKER Jan 1990 (v.94#1) pg. 1294

Workbench. Part 2. Building the bench. Design considerations and construction details that determine the strength and usefulness of the bench.
WOODWORKER Feb 1990 (v.94#2) pg. 168

A large temporary work surface consists of 4 joist brackets (attached to opposite walls), two long joists, and a 4x8-ft. piece of panel stock.
WOODWORKER Aug 1992 (v.96#8) pg. 54

Workbench wisdom. Vise, work surface, dimensions, tool well, peg post, and other items to consider when selecting or building a "genuine" workbench.
WOODWORKER May 1994 (v.98#5) pg. 70

Truing up (flattening) the top of a workbench using a router and a simple jig.
WOODWORKER Aug 1995 (v.99#8) pg. 78

Build a sturdy workbench from 2x6s, 2x4s and plywood. Top measures 72"x28". Includes suggestions on hand tools for the beginning woodworker.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1977 (v.1#1) pg. 2

Cabinetmaker's workbench. European-style bench made of maple and capable of holding an 80" board between bench dogs. Features 2 vises, 9 drawers, and a tool trough. Top is 24"x75". Estimated cost: $300.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 14
Correction WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1981 (v.5#1) pg. 7

Model maker's workbench. Top measures 50"x24" with a full length tool tray and a vise. Beneath the bench is a 7 drawer storage cabinet (17" wide). Built from solid maple and plywood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1983 (v.7#5) pg. 42

The beginning woodworker. Building a basic workbench. Top measures 25"x60". Built mostly from 2x4's.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1984 (v.8#5) pg. 16

Fold-up workbench bolts to the wall. The front legs and the bench top fold back against the wall when not in use. Top measures 54"x24".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 49

Shop workstation. A roll-around work table with a 36"x36" top includes a tool-storage shelf in the base. Unit stands 30" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 48

Sturdy workbench is built from plywood with 4x4 legs. All corners are reinforced with plywood gussets. Top measures 24"x60". Est. cost: $60.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 35

Tip on making workbenches and outfeed tables from solid-core and hollow-core doors.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 6

Sturdy workbench (60"x24") consists of a purchased butcher-block top equipped with square legs and outfitted with low-cost vises and homemade bench dogs.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1990 (v.14#5) pg. 62

Precision workbench is built from 2 sheets of MDF using torsion box construction. Overall dimensions: 24"x48"x34" tall. Est. cost: $30.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 44

Tip on routing a groove near the edge of a workbench to keep small tools and parts from rolling off onto the floor.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 10

Easy-build first workbench (23"x54") and five accessories (end stop, holdfasts, bench hook, shooting board, and miter donkey).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 13

Small workbench (15"x28"x35" high) is constructed from hardwood. It includes holes for bench dogs, a hold-down clamp and a woodworking vise.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.21#4) pg. 58

The design and components of a woodworker's bench. Part 1. The bench vise. Two patternmaker's vises, three basic models of the conventional woodworker's vise and a Veritas twin-screw vise are reviewed.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1997 (v.21#5) pg. 76

Build a classic maple workbench that will stand the test of time. Features include a full-width tail vise, two rows of bench dog holes the full length of the bench, storage cabinet in the base, and massive legs. Overall dimensions: 64"x30"x36" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1998 (v.22#4) pg. 20, Insert

Advice on selecting and using a workbench and the associated vises.
WOODWORKING TODAY #29 Mar 1992 pg. 42

Desk/workbench combination.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1964 (v.20#5) pg. 58

Workbench that folds up into an attractive cabinet suitable for even a living room.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1964 (v.20#6) pg. 40

Early American workbench with doors hinged to open out.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1965 (v.21#3) pg. 29

Modern workbench with pull-out electronics bench and catch-tray.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1965 (v.21#6) pg. 22

Small workbench is designed to be attractive enough to be considered furniture.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1970 (v.26#5) pg. 14

Workbench for model builders includes knee-hole desk, storage for long lengths of stock in bins at the back, and a tool backboard.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1971 (v.27#4) pg. 28

How to build a "traditional" workbench with a 2x4 frame and plywood skin. Bench has seven drawers and two cabinets. Unit is 26" deep, 96" long and 50" high.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1973 (v.29#2) pg. 42

Handtool workbench is 30"x60" with two drawers and a shelf in the base, a pegboard back, and two upper cabinets.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1976 (v.32#1) pg. 44

A garage worktable and storage unit you can build. Cabinet door drops down to form a worktable. Table legs fold up against the front of the door when not in use.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1977 (v.33#2) pg. 74

How to build a rugged workbench that can be quickly disassembled. Legs are 4x4s, 36" long. Stretchers and braces are 2x4s. The top is a double thickness of particle board. Bench top is 48"x96" with a backstop. Est. cost: $30.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1977 (v.33#6) pg. 40

Shop worktable is wired for power. A 4x8-ft. worktable has an electrical receptical on all 4 sides. Legs and aprons are made from 2x4 stock. Top is hardboard over plywood.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 28
Correction WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1980 (v.36#2) pg. 64

Organize your shop with this mobile work center. Requires only 30"x36" of floor space when closed. Opens up to reveal a 30"x48" workbench, over-the-bench handtool cabinet, large storage drawers, built-in drawing table, etc. Unit stands 63" tall.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 4

Rollaround workbench is portable shop. Includes 6 storage drawers and large shelves for portable tools. Built mostly of plywood. Top measures 21"x45". Unit is 36" tall.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 120

Heavy duty workbench assembled from stock lumber. Top measures 32"x72". Includes 4 large storage drawers.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 22

Update your old workbench by adding a new top made from laminated oak strips. Accessories include bench dogs, built-in vise, tool well, and storage drawers.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1983 (v.39#4) pg. 44

Handy mobile shop cart has storage and workspace. Metal framework is equipped with drawers, shelves and tops as needed.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1984 (v.40#5) pg. 101

Heavy duty workbench is made of construction grade lumber, plywood and hardboard. Features up to 14 storage drawers in the base. Top is built from 2x6's.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1985 (v.41#2) pg. 26

Build this classic European-style workbench. Top measures 75"x24" and includes two rows of "dog holes", side vise, end vise, and tool tray.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1985 (v.41#6) pg. 57

Sturdy, general-purpose cabinet-type workbench is an ideal bench for a lathe. Top measures 61"x20". There are 8 storage drawers and a large center cabinet with a pullout storage shelf. Constructed mostly of plywood.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 50

All-purpose workbench. A 2x4-frame bench has sacrificial strips so you can cut and assemble projects without damage to the framework. Rolls around on casters and features storage for lumber and paneling. Unit shown measures 4x8-ft., but can be downsized.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 68

Tip on covering your workbench top with hardboard.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 61

Advantages to using 1/2" thick plate aluminum as a surface for woodworking assembly.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1994 (v.50#2) pg. 22

Wall-mounted folding workbench protruds less than 2" when folded up against the wall. Requires a wall with exposed studs (such as an unfinished garage).
WORKBENCH Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.50#6) pg. 24

Cabinetmaker's workbench. A contemporary variation of the traditional workbench with front vise, square and round bench dogs, a bench stop, and support for holding large work pieces.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1996 (v.52#3) pg. 44

Portable workbench (26"x60"x34" high) includes a vise and lower shelf. The work surface is medium-density fiberboard. Half-lap joints, bolts, and T-nuts facilitate easy disassembly while preserving rigidity.
WORKBENCH Feb 1997 (v.53#1) pg. 54

Handyman's bench (36"x30"x72"). Top is constructed of medium-density fiberboard. There are two drawers just below the top, a lower half-shelf and a raised back with a narrow shelf for part bins.
WORKBENCH Oct 1997 (v.53#5) pg. 44